University of Michigan begins research study on Apple Watch, health data

Modern Healthcare: The University of Michigan is collaborating with Apple on a research study with 1,000 people already enrolled through its health system to discover if data collected on Apple Watch, combined with other health information, can provide more information for doctors about a patient's health, wellness and risk for disease.

"This study is a unique opportunity to work with patients to gain insight into their daily and overall health status, providing a wealth of data that can be used for research that benefits everyone and advances health care," Dr. Marschall Runge, university executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UM Medical School, said in a statement.

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